New strategy for controlling the oligothiophene aggregation mode utilizing the gel-to-sol phase transition induced by crown-alkali metal interactions

Adam A. Sobczuk, Shun Ichi Tamaru, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

A new functional low molecular-weight gelator (LMWG) based on crown-appended quaterthiophene was synthesized and investigated as a new alkali metal cation responsive material with enhanced fluorescence emission upon gel-to-sol phase transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3093-3095
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Alkali Metals
Alkali metals
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Sols
Cations
Agglomeration
Gels
Phase transitions
Positive ions
Fluorescence
Molecular weight

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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New strategy for controlling the oligothiophene aggregation mode utilizing the gel-to-sol phase transition induced by crown-alkali metal interactions. / Sobczuk, Adam A.; Tamaru, Shun Ichi; Shinkai, Seiji.

In: Chemical Communications, Vol. 47, No. 11, 21.03.2011, p. 3093-3095.

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